Division Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, N of head of Valenciennes River, N of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°53'29''N, 117°01'10''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada 13 January 1920, as submitted in December 1919 by Dr. C.D. Walcott, and labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #19, published in 1918 (Ottawa file OBF 0537).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"Dr. C.D. Walcott has asked the Board's approval of the name "Division Mountain" - it is a point that stands out in the great Victor Icefield, and is Glacier Lake triangulation station # 63 on interprovincial boundary sheet 19." (16 January 1920 letter from Geographic Board advising BC Geographic Division of the naming decision) [note: the accumulation area refered to as Victor Icefield has since been named Lyell Icefield and Mons Icefield.]

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office